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July 25, 2003
LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 25, 2003
* Best "Seabiscuit" film advertisement (double-page)
* Grand Opening Day - movie premiere ad & review
* Spy Kids 3-D... & Lara Croft: Tomb Raider... also premier
A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture blockbusters: "Seabiscuit", "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over", and "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of ... See More
July 10, 2003
LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 10, 2003 Just a few weeks prior to the premier of the blockbuster film, "Seabiscuit", the Los Angeles Times had a full banner headline on page B2: "'Seabiscuit' May Put Restaurant in the Money", with subheading: "The Derby, founded by jockey George Woolf, who rode the horse, may see a run as film opens." The coverage provides a bi... See More
September 23, 1908
THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, September 23, 1908 Page 4 has: "THE AIRSHIP DIASTER", with a corresponding article of, "The disaster to the air ship of Orville Wright in which the inventor was badly wounded and his companion killed is keenly felt in Washington, where the experiments were made". The article goes on to list Lieutenant Selfridge as the one who die... See More
January 14, 1989
THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, January 11, 1973
* Bob Dylan, Timothy Leary, The Beatles
The cover has: "POP-CULTURE HEROES OF THE '60s", with accompanying images of '60s Pop-Culture phenomenons photo'd by Frederick W. McDarrah, Village Voice staff photographer. Included is the iconic photo of Bob Dylan. See images for details.
Complete in 96 p... See More
September 10, 2006
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 10, 2006
* Poster-size ad for Black Dahlia with pre-release review
* Full-page ad for The Prestige
A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Black Dahlia" (with review) and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood ar... See More
May 28, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 28, 1864
* Battle of North Anna - Virginia
* Post Spotsylvania Court House
* Battle of Yellow Bayou - Louisiana
Among the front page Civil War column heads are: THE GREAT CONTEST" "Lee Supposed to be Near the North Anna" "Grant But About a Day's March from Richmond" "Rebel Guerrillas In Our Rear" "All Quiet With Butler... See More
May 27, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 27, 1864
* Battle of North Anna
* Post Spotsylvania, Virginia
* Atlanta, GA - W.T. Sherman
Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST", "Latest Official Dispatches", "Lee Between the North & South Anna", "He Has A Very Strong Position", "Important Rumor from Sherman",... See More
October 17, 1990
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct.17, 1990
* Death report of Jazz drummer Art Blakey
Page A20 has a quarter page article: "Art Blakey; Drummer, Mentor Led the Jazz Messengers", which includes a small photo. A portion of the text includes: "Born in Pittsburgh where he toiled in the steel mills by day while listening to the Early Hines and Dick Stabile bands on the radio at nigh... See More
March 25, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820
* Stephen Decatur killed (1st report)
* United States Navy commodore
* Duel vs. James Barron
The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...Th... See More
August 09, 1974
DAILY NEWS, New York Aug. 9, 1974 A very dramatic front page with over half of it taken up with: "NIXON RESIGNS". The balance has: "Acts in 'Interest of Nation', Asks for End to Bitterness" and "Ford Will Take Oath at Noon, Kissinger Agrees to Stay On". Much coverage, with photos, on the inside pages and the back page.
Tabloid-size, complete in 88 pages... See More
September 30, 1934
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 30, 1934
* Babe Ruth's last home run as a Yankee
* New York Yankees - Major league baseball
* Best title to be had ?
Page 3 of the sport's section reports on Babe Ruth's last home run as a Yankee: "YANKEES LOSE, 8-5, THEN TRIUMPH, 9-6", "Ruth Wallops 22d Homer and Drives in Three Runs in Opener at Washington", "Gets Uni... See More
June 20, 1963
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Michigan, June 20, 1963
* Valentina Tereshkova - 1st woman in space
* Vostok 6 - Russian spaceship
This 48 page newspaper has a three column headline near the bottom of the front page: "Moscow Rejoices in 'Seagull's' Flight" with related photos. (see) Tells of the Soviet Union putting the 1st ever woman into space.
Other news of the day throu... See More
May 05, 1961
ORLANDO EVENING STAR, Florida, May 5, 1961 The very large, bold banner headline above the masthead proclaims America's entry into the space race, reading: "SHEP DID IT!" noting America's first astronaut's journey into space aboard the spacecraft "Freedom 7". From beginning to end the journey was all of 21 minutes.
The front page includes a large photos captio... See More
April 25, 1946
THE SPORTING NEWS, St. Louis, April 25, 1946
* Jackie Robinson & George Shuba
* "Handshake of the Century"
* after Robinson's first homerun - quite historic
Page 26 has the image of what has been called: "The Handshake of the Century", which occurred between Jackie Robinson and George Shuba as Jackie crossed home plate after hitting his first homerun i... See More
April 19, 1946
THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1946
* Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier
* Baseball debut (1st report)
Page 12 has a small one column headline: "Robinson Has Field Day In Making Debut"
See photo for brief but historic coverage on Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. A historic report in both baseball and black americana.
Ot... See More
May 23, 1885
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 23, 1885
* Fire Fighting
The front page of this issue has two illustrations titled "New York Fire Department Testing Devices For Throwing Life Lines Over Buildings". The article inside is titled "Unexplored Branch Of The Fire Escape Problem". There is an article with an illustration both titled "A Mammoth Steam Snow Shovel" pl... See More
Item #680655GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754 Inside under "America" is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress at that place."
It further states that commis... See More
April 19, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 19, 1865 Over half of the first column is taken up with some nice heads concerning the funeral of Abraham Lincoln, including: "SADNESS" "Preparation for the Funeral of The Martyred President" "An Imposing & Solemn Ceremony" "The Body Lying In State" "The Whole Country In Mourning" "The Conspirators Tracked"... See More
December 28, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 28, 1780
* Charles Cornwallis proclamation
* Revolutionary War original reading
* South Carolina
An inside page has from North Carolina: "A Proclamation" by Earl Cornwallis which mentions in part: "Whereas the enemies of his Majesty's government continuing to practice every artifice & deceit to impose on the minds of the people... See More
September 25, 1948
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 25, 1948
* Mildred Gillars pleads not guilty
* Axis Sally - trial for treason
* Nazis broadcaster
This 32 page newspaper has small one column headlines on page 8: "TRIAL OF 'AXIS SALLY' SET" "Court Names Nov. 15--Accused Would Have Truman Appear"
Tells of the decision to go to trial as Mildred Gi... See More
May 02, 1903
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, from New York, dated May 2, 1903. The full front cover of the issue features a photo of "Alexander Graham Bell" which also features his signature below it. An article is content within. Also within the issue is the latest Atlantic Line "Kaiser Wilhelm II".
This is a complete issue in 16 pages measuring approximately 11 x 16 inches and is in good co... See More
October 22, 1900
THE BULLETIN, San Francisco, October 22, 1900
* John Sherman - soldier and statesman
* Senator... Secretary of State... Secretary of the Treasury
The front page has three column headlines: "JOHN SHERMAN, SOLDIER AND STATESMAN, IS DEAD" and "Expired at His Home in Washington After a Lingering Illness That Gradually Undermined His Nervous System", with a n... See More
March 13, 1906
FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, March 13, 1906
* Susan B. Anthony death
Page seven of this issue has a column-wide headline "Miss Anthony Dead" with subhead "Became Famous as the Champion of Female Suffrage". "The long and eventful life of Susan B. Anthony closed at 12:40 o'clock this morning. The end came peacefully." This is almost a fu... See More
July 23, 1940
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 23, 1940
* Nile Kinnick All-star votes
* Iowa Hawkeyes - NCAA college football
This 40 page newspaper has small one column headings in the sport's section (page 25): "Kinnick Leads In Poll", "Iowa Halfback Has Most Votes for All-Star Eleven" See photo for brief text here.
Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout... See More
April 13, 1935
THE NEW-YORK TIMES, April 13, 1935
* Lou Gehrig becomes Yankees team captain
* Early Joe Louis boxing match w/ photos
Page 12 has one column headlines: "GEHRIG NAMED YANK CAPTAIN" and "Big Lou Fills Role Left Vacant Since Babe Ruth's Regime"
Only a few men have ever held the title of Captain of the Yankees with Derek Jeter being the latest.
Also early reportin... See More
March 11, 1933
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 1933
* The Long Beach, California earthquake
* Lou Gehrig signs contract
* New York Yankees - MLB
A nice three column headline on the front page has: "123 KILLED BY EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTH CALIFORNIA CITIES; 4,150 ARE REPORTED INJURED" with many subheads and related map (see photos). Much more on page 10 & 11.
Page 19 has one column headlines on pag... See More
June 06, 1943
(2) WILMINGTON MORNING & SUNDAY STAR NEWS, June 5 & 6, 1943
* Count Fleet - horse racing
* Belmont Stakes win (3rd & final win)... Triple crown winner
* 2 issues
This 100+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page of the sport's section (inside) that include: "COUNT FLEET FIRST BY THIRTY LENGTHS IN $50,090 BELMONT" and "Sweeps 5 Springs ... See More
August 18, 1932
THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Omaha, Nebraska, August 18, 1932
* Auguste Piccard, Swiss explorer
* Ballooning - aviation altitude record broken
This 18 page newspaper has a seven column headline on the front page: "PICCARD SETS STRATOSPHERE RECORD" with subheads that include: "BIG BALLOON LANDS AT TIP OF LAKE IN ITALY" and more with related photos. This tells of ... See More
August 11, 1945
NEW YORK TIMES, August 11, 1945 The front page of this issue features a 3 line banner head: "Japan Offers To Surrender; U.S. May Let Emperor Remain; Master Reconversion Plan Set" and subheads, plus a photo of a crowd in Times Square. Page 3 has the "Text of Tokyo Peace Offer". Other news is within the issue as well.
This is the first section only (14 pages) with a bit of... See More
November 09, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 9, 1889 The entire front page is a fine, full figure print of: "William Ewing, Capt. of the N.Y. Baseball Club" which includes his cather's gear.
Four prints of: "American Game Birds" & fullpg: "New York's New Music Halls" which includes a nice view of Carnegie Hall. The doublepage centerfold: "The City of Cl... See More
July 18, 1863
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 18, 1863 The front page shows: "Carlisle, Penna., Showing Gen. Smith's Hqtrs. & the Barracks Destroyed by Gen. W.H.F. Lee".
Two facing pages contain nice prints captioned: "Invasion of Pennsylvania--Action in Wrightsville & Destruction of the Columbia Railroad Bridge" and "Invasion of Pennsylvania--Battle o... See More
September 22, 1922
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 22, 1922 Page two has an historically significant report on the establishment of a Jewish homeland, albeit quite inconspicuous. Headed: "Harding Signs Palestine Motion", the report notes in part: "President Harding signed today the joint resolution adopted by the Senate & House expressing American approval of the restoration of Palestine as a ... See More
April 07, 1866
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 7, 1866 Included is a nearly half page print captioned: "Surf Swimming at Hawaii, Sandwich Islands" with a related article having the same title.
The print shows women lying on boards riding the surf, but none standing on them. This would have to be one of the earlier images of surfing and surfboards to be found, let along ... See More
January 15, 1803
CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 15, 1803 A volume I issue (number 6) of this famous title from the South. The front page begins with the "Prospectus" of the newspaper, focusing on its intent, purpose, and style of the newspaper. Inside has an ad for slaves for sale, and one for a reward for a runaway slave.
Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, damp stain at ... See More
April 01, 1854
AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, April, 1854 Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.
Perhaps of most interest is a very early print of the: "Circular House at Somerville, Mass." w... See More
March 31, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, March 31, 1795 A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title. Various British news & ads of the day.
Four pages, very nice condition.
September 28, 1767
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, (spelled Gloucester today), England, Sept. 28, 1767 A handsome issue of the pre-Revolutionary War era, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title. The bottom of the front page has a red-inked tax stamp.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
March 10, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 10, 1849 The front page features a print of: "Stephen Girard" with a lengthy biographical sketch of him. Also a print of: "Girard College" with a related article as well.
Page 2 has a somewhat large print headed: "THE INAUGURATION" showing the ceremonies, and: "THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT TAYLOR" follo... See More
April 24, 1852
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 24, 1852 The front page has a nice print of: "The Tomb Of Kosciusko, West Point".
Tadeusz Kosciusko was a Polish military engineer/leader who joined the American forces in 1776. He led the efforts to create fortifications at West Point.
Four pages, large folio size, several folds with minor wear at folds & margins, some damp staining... See More
June 21, 1893
THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN Massachusetts, June 21, 1893 Of the many issues of this newspaper which reported on the Lizzie Borden murder trial this would be one of the best, as it reports her being found not guilty.
Page 4 has a column headed: "VERDICT OF 'NOT GUILTY' " "Lizzie Borden A Free Woman" "The Closing Scenes of the Trial" "Judge Dewe... See More
May 04, 1898
BOSTON EVENING JOURNAL, May 4, 1898 The ftpg. has much reporting on the Spanish-American War including banner heads: "SAMPSON'S FLEET HAS SAILED" "His Errand May Be Either to Take Puerto Rico or to Cut Off the Cape Verde Fleet".
Complete in 10 pages, good condition.
February 09, 1866
THE ABBEVILLE PRESS, South Carolina, Feb. 9, 1866 An elusive title from this Southern town shortly after the end of the Civil War.
Abbeville has the unique distinction of being both the birthplace and the deathbed of the Confederacy. On November 22, 1860, a meeting was held at Abbeville, at a site since dubbed "Secession Hill", to launch South Carolina's secession from the Uni... See More
April 13, 1850
THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, April 13, 1850 The front page includes: "Another Blow at Disunion" "An Offer to Sell Slaves for Emancipation" and a lengthy, concluding: "Speech of Mr. Stanly, of N. Carolina" concerning slavery.
Page 3 has over half a column on: "The Death & Funeral of Mr. Calhoun" and: "The Scene In the Senate...on... See More
June 22, 1797
PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 22, 1797 This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.
Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue ap... See More
June 07, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, June 7, 1865 The ftpg. includes: "THE SOUTH" "Closing Scenes of the War in the Palmetto State" "Popular Joy of the Chivalry at the End of the War" "Progress of Reconstruction" "The Army & Navy" & more. The back page has: "THE TRIAL" "A Witness for the Prosecution Charged with Corrupt Motives" "... See More
April 21, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865 Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel" "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogue" and "Shaari [Shaare] Zedek" with each synagogue draped in mourning black.
It is quite unusual to find front page menti... See More
April 27, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 27, 1865 A wealth of column heads on both the end of the Civil War and Lincoln's funeral, etc., including the front page: "SHERMAN" "The Conference With Johnston" "General Sherman Aware of the Assassination of Mr. Lincoln Before the Conclusion of the Conference" "Johnston Originally Proposed to Surrender on the Terms Allowed Lee&q... See More
May 21, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, May 21, 1865 A wealth of fine content on the closing events of the Civil War including front page: "JEFF. DAVIS" "The Southern Confederacy at Fortress Monroe" "Interesting Details of Their Capture" "Amusing Scenes at Jeff. Davis' Tent" "Tears & Lamentations" "South Carolina - The First Peace Meeting" "T... See More
December 30, 1971
THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Dec. 30, 1971 As most might be aware "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse a tradition it maintained throughout its 60+ year history.
Page 54 has the reprinted review from the ... See More
January 01, 1937
This is one of the most desired, yet difficult to find, reference works for post-1820 American newspapers, essentially picking up where the Brigham work left off. This single volume is titled: "American Newspapers 1821 - 1936 - A Union List of Files Available In the United States and Canada" edited by Winifred Gregory, originally published in 1937 and reprinted in 1967.
This volume incl... See More
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